U.S. U-16 MYNT wins International Dream Cup opener

The USA won its opening game at the International Dream Cup for under-16 boys national teams with a 2-1 win over host Japan.

• Japan-USA Highlights:

Captain Santiago Morales, the son of former MLS star Javier Morales, and sub Sean Petrie, a late call-up from the Barca Residency Academy, scored for the U.S. U-16s.

The USA started three players who have already signed with MLS first teams: Christian McFarlane (NYCFC), Stiven Jimenez (FC Cincinnati) and Nimfasha Berchimas (Charlotte FC).

The U-16s will face the Netherlands on Friday (JFAtv) and Nigeria on Sunday (JFAtv) to round out play at the J-Village Stadium in Fukushima.

May 31 in Fukushima
Japan 1 USA 2.
 Goals: Kumashiro 90+4; Morales 56, Petrie 84.
USA -- Los; McFarlane, Pierre, Alexandre (Almeida 46), Baiera; E.Torres, Morales, Jimenez, Shore (Santiago 85); Santos (Petrie 62), Berchimas (A.Torres 75).

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